Researchers announced earlier this month that NASA technology developed for the International Space Station could also be used to charge electric vehicles on earth in as little as five minutes, Business Insider reports.
A New York district judge ruled Tuesday that a Christian adoption agency that does not receive federal funding cannot be shut down for refusing to place children with same-sex couples and unmarried cohabitating heterosexual couples, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Indiana lawmakers are pairing a plan to ban nearly all abortions in the state with promises to spend more to help pregnant women, young children, and adoptions.
At least 30 Christians were imprisoned on false charges in India’s Uttar Pradesh state last month, as Hindu nationalists continue to abuse the state’s harsh anti-conversion laws and accuse believers of forcing Hindus to convert to Christianity, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
American President Joe Biden pressured the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, saying “basic fairness” demands that Roe v. Wade be upheld and urged voters to elect more abortion rights supporters to Congress.
Over 500 UK churches have joined a partnership of churches, charities, and other agencies to welcome, host, and help Ukrainian refugees arriving in Britain from the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, Christian Today reports.
Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled on Monday that abortion should be decriminalized up to 24 weeks’ gestation, i24 News reports. The court made its decision after rights groups filed suit for abortion on demand to be legalized.
Hungary and Brazil have agreed to increase cooperation on protecting persecuted Christians as part of broader efforts to prevent massive migration.
One of the oldest Catholic adoption and foster care agencies in Michigan settled its almost three-year legal battle against the state this week, allowing the agency to obey its religious beliefs against placing children in single-parent or LGBT homes.
The state of Michigan has agreed to a proposed settlement with faith-based adoption agencies under which the agencies can refuse to place children with same-sex couples, Church Leaders reports. The settlement was reached after the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Catholic child placement agency on a similar issue.
The Federal Reserve is asking for the public’s help in weighing whether the United States should develop and adopt a central bank digital currency.
Hungary’s opposition candidate for prime minister has pledged to “fight for freedom and a new constitution but against corruption” amid European Union worries about the future of his nation.
A privately funded New York Christian adoption agency has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the New York State Division of Human Rights violated the agency’s constitutional rights by opening an unwarranted investigation triggered by a complaint about the agency’s policy on same-sex marriage, Christian Headlines (CH) reports.
The UK Court of Appeal has ruled that an evangelical foster agency that receives tax-payer funding is allowed to only place children with carers who identify as Christian, but it cannot insist that those carers be heterosexual, the Christian Post (CP) reports. Cornerstone (North East) Adoption and Fostering Service, also known as CornerstoneUK, said it will appeal Friday’s ruling to the UK’s Supreme Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ended its first year in its current form without rulings that Republicans hoped for, and liberal Democrats feared, from transgender issues to challenging critical parts of Obamacare.
A bill signed this week by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott would prohibit abortion in that state in the event that the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling is overturned.
The Supreme Court declined a case challenging California’s ban on state-funded travel to Texas and other states that allow Christian adoption and foster care agencies to refuse service to gay and transgender couples on Monday.
Poland announced a new law Thursday which prohibited same-sex couples from adopting children, but the European Union responded by passing a resolution declaring the union an “LGBTIQ Freedom Zone,” Reuters reported.
As legal and cultural fighting continues over religious convictions and LGBTQ rights, America’s largest Christian adoption agency, Bethany Christian Services, has decided to change a longstanding policy and begin placing children with LGBT parents for foster care and adoption through all its offices in 32 states. Christianity Today reported Monday.
European Union leaders will agree on Thursday to work on certificates of vaccination for EU citizens who have had an anti-COVID shot, with southern EU countries that depend heavily on tourism desperate to rescue this summer’s holiday season.